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Willy Lantigua, Marcos Devers competing for 16th Essex District House seat

Former Lawrence Mayor Willy Lantigua is seeking to unseat state Rep. Marcos Devers and regain the 16th Essex House seat.

Roxbury workers stunned by hospital closure

Radius Specialty Hospital is closing its Townsend Street facility, the former Jewish Memorial Hospital.

Coakley, Baker tout support in black, Latino communities

Attorney General Martha Coakley held a communities of color rally at Hibernian Hall Sunday while businessman Charlie Baker is gearing up for an endorsement event with prominent black supporters.

Battle for presidency at Boston NAACP Branch

MAMLEO President Larry Ellison challenges NAACP President Michael Curry.

Fresh Food Generation Food Truck Tour & Pop-Up Cafe

Fresh Food Generation Food Truck Tour & Pop-Up Cafe will be at Blue Hill Avenue during Circle the City this Sunday, September 28th from 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

What's Hot in the City this weekend?

Artweek Boston and Berklee's Bean Town Jazz Festival are happening this weekend.

In the news: Harshana Godamanna

Shri Lankan Tennis pro Harshana Godamanna has been appointed coach at the Sportsmen’s Tennis Club.

HUD grant could bring major redevelopment to Lower Roxbury

A HUD grant for the reconstruction of the Whittier Street housing development is expected to catalyze more than $300 million in development in Lower Roxbury.

Marvin Gilmore celebrates 90th birthday with 200 friends, family members, supporters

World War II veteran and developer Marvin Gilmore celebrated his 90th birthday at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Boston.

Sheila E. & Dionne Farris step to the beat of their own drums

Sheila E. and Dionne Farris, both of whom are performing at Berklee’s BeanTown Jazz Festival this Saturday, both take an uncompromising approach to their musical careers.

Stand Up Boston Comedy Challenge to Crown Boston's Best Amateur Corporate Comedian

Stand-Up Boston Comedy Challenge with Celebrity judges Felix G. Arroyo (Boston Chief of Health and Human Services); Chase Garbarino (founder and CEO of BostInno); Scott Kirsner (Innovation columnist for the Boston Globe); and John Tobin (comedy producer and owner, Theater ...

Governor Patrick marks Hispanic Heritage Month

Governor Deval Patrick will be participating in Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations, including a State House event Oct. 1.

Public Health Commission receives grant to promote healthy eating and physical activity in Roxbury

The Boston Public Health Commission received a federal grant to promote healthy eating and exercise in the Roxbury community.

Dorchester’s Brookview House provides families with services to overcome homelessness

The Brookview House provides homeless families with an array of services to help them secure housing and financial stability.

Former Massachusetts man raises funds to help ailing Mississippi blues musicians

Edgar Smith, who spent much of his career working in Boston, created a foundation to provide financial assistance to aging blues musicians.